Ellie: Where Fashion Meets Fitness

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Fitness has always been an important part of my life. I really enjoy working out, it gives me an opportunity to get away from everything else and just let the stress out. Last year though was not a good year for me and fitness. To be honest, I’m not sure if it was how busy I got with volunteering and work or just the mere fact I got lazy. This year, I have been paying for it. Starting in January, one of my goals was to make working out and eating healthy a priority. While I’m still not quite where I want to be, I know I am on the right path to being healthy again. I didn’t want to do some crazy work out program or limit myself to a certain amount of calories a day because I want this to be a part of my lifestyle, not just something I do for an event coming up…

I have made an effort to work out 4 times a week for at least 30-40 minutes.  Have I accomplished this each and every week? Nope. Could I be doing more? Yep. But here’s the deal, life gets busy and some weeks I’m going to work out 5-6 times a week and other weeks I’m barely going to make it to the gym twice. I have made progress, which I can tell my how my clothes fit me and how I feel, not by a scale (a scale would drive me crazy).

One way that has helped me make it a priority is Ellie. I mean, working out is a lot easier when you wear cute work out clothes, right?! I actually joined Ellie when it was a fitness subscription called pvBody that would send you two pieces each month at random. Now it operates more like JustFab or ShoeDazzle, where you can skip a month or choose your own two pieces for $49.95. To me, $49.95 is not too shabby for a new, high-quality work out outfit. Especially since you can choose two leggings or two tops. I have been a big supporter of Ellie before deciding to become an ambassador for them. They graciously sent me this outfit, but I have been buying and wearing Ellie for awhile now (see here, here and here). They have a great selection of tops, leggings and shorts that work well for all types of fitness activities. I like to run outside and go to the gym, and for running, this outfit is perfect.

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Work Out Tank, c/o Ellie (Sold Out but SAME style in different color, Similar)

Leggings, c/o Ellie (Sold Out, Similar here and here)

Running Shoes, Asics 

I still have a long ways to go. I still need to make it MORE of a priority. I still need to fit fitness into my weekend plans, but I am trying to best to incorporate it into my lifestyle.

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41 Comments

  • Reply
    Niki
    September 4, 2013 at 10:58 AM

    I need to make more of an effort to work out. It’s so sporadic for me, I really need to be better! Great workout gear would definitely help though, and I love the pieces you’re wearing!

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      Rachel
      September 5, 2013 at 12:06 PM

      It can definitely be sporadic for me too, but when I have a night at home and I’m not completely tired to the point I can’t move (some days at work really make me this mentally and physically exhausted!) then I make myself go do something! I change and leave, no questions, no second thoughts. It is difficult some nights, but it is what works for me. I would prefer to be a morning work out person, but I’m not a morning person so it doesn’t really work out the best!

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    ash
    September 4, 2013 at 11:22 AM

    So much nicer than my old high school shirt and Husband’s sweat pants!

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      Rachel
      September 4, 2013 at 11:24 AM

      BAHA, yeah I mean I used to work out in paint spattered shorts and old t-shirts. I will definitely still wear those types of clothes because I’m working out, not trying to look nice for other people. But the way I feel when I’m in nicer work out clothes motivates me even more!

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    Rachelle
    September 4, 2013 at 12:26 PM

    I am like you, working is kind of my escape I’m not where I want to be but I’ve really improved in the past 2 years. Once in a while I like reward myself by getting new workout gears, happy to learn about this brand. I love this tank.

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    Bethie the Boo
    September 4, 2013 at 12:47 PM

    Cute workout clothes definitely help motivate! I am going to be checking out Ellie when I start getting into shape post baby, I know that for sure!

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    Always Maylee
    September 4, 2013 at 12:57 PM

    You definitely make workout gear look stylish and chic!

    xo, Yi-chia
    Always Maylee

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    Denisa
    September 4, 2013 at 1:13 PM

    I need to have a energy fir that too. I need it but I am sooo tired. Hm.

    http://www.fashiondenis.com/

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    Alyssa
    September 4, 2013 at 2:24 PM

    I’m so sad–I really really want this tank! I think fun workout clothes make all the difference. Go you for sticking with your fit-plan…you look amazing!

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      Rachel
      September 5, 2013 at 12:07 PM

      YES I KNOW it is because I am a bad blogger and took too long to get this post up :( But I have the striped version of this tank top from the latest collection and it is amazing too!

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    Shanna
    September 4, 2013 at 3:38 PM

    Daaaaang girl, looking good. I haven’t worked out in months. I feel gross and need to get my booty back in it. Maybe cute workout clothes like this is just the ticket for motivation!! :) Thanks for sharing!

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    amy
    September 4, 2013 at 4:46 PM

    that tank looks awesome on you! you wear neon yellow very well :)

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    April Steve
    September 5, 2013 at 12:02 AM

    I love your work out tank so sexy…and yes that's a great goal you have I'm doing the same way too.

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    Lisa - respect the shoes
    September 4, 2013 at 7:26 PM

    That tank is awesome – good for you for striving towards fitness and healthier living!

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    Rachel
    September 4, 2013 at 7:43 PM

    This is awesome! I just joined a gym here last week, so now I have a monetary incentive to go! 😛

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    Amy
    September 4, 2013 at 7:53 PM

    That is the cutest workout tank I’ve ever seen!!
    xoAmy
    http://www.dreamingincashmere.com

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    Lindsey P
    September 4, 2013 at 9:04 PM

    Such a cute outfit! I really lurv the top!

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    lucia
    September 4, 2013 at 10:34 PM

    loving your tank top!

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    Rita
    September 5, 2013 at 1:06 AM

    I need some of your motivation and drive girl! Can you rub off on me?!!

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    two birds
    September 5, 2013 at 8:06 AM

    It is always fun to have cute workout clothes. It does help motivate! I am in love with this workout tank!

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    CK
    September 5, 2013 at 8:21 AM

    I totally agree with your mindset. Fitness and wellness has to be a lifestyle – and that means recognizing that some weeks are better than others. :) I love the idea of getting workout clothes every month! There’s nothing that motivates me more than getting new sneakers!

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      Rachel
      September 5, 2013 at 8:23 AM

      I LOVE getting new sneakers! Seriously it is the best, but I only do that twice a year because they are kind of pricey! I used to get them every 3-4 months when I use to run a lot!

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    Rachel's Lookbook
    September 5, 2013 at 5:02 PM

    Thank you April! It does have a sexy vibe to it haha! Makes me more excited to get my butt to the gym! Some days I just feel too tired and I know I need a break, but when I go, I make sure to make it count!

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    Maya
    September 5, 2013 at 12:57 PM

    Aaaaah….working out. I desperately need to get back on the wagon – but at least I can wear cute clothes while working it, right? Love the look lady! xx

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    Alissa
    September 5, 2013 at 1:03 PM

    That tank is SEXY!!! Good grief lady you are looking awesome!

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    Ashley
    September 5, 2013 at 1:18 PM

    Loving this top- the racerback + neon is so fun!

    -Ashley
    http://lestylorouge.com

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    Cammila
    September 5, 2013 at 2:39 PM

    Jeeze girl, I haven’t worked out in like five years — I’m impressed with your proactive enthusiasm! Not to mention your excellent workout attire. 😉

    http://dresseduplikealady.com

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      Rachel
      September 6, 2013 at 9:37 AM

      girl! i hate YOU, i mean really i don’t, you’re awesome, but you don’t work out?! How do you look so hott all the time! Very jealous 😉

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    Erin Wiggle
    September 5, 2013 at 5:46 PM

    That top is cute! I really, really wanted to get into fitness and for a little while I did. But for the past few months I haven’t been making an effort at all. Finally broke down and canceled my $47/month gym membership. I’m hoping I start walking around my neighborhood more and finding other (cheaper) ways to exercise. Great post!

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      Rachel
      September 6, 2013 at 9:22 AM

      Erin, that’s great that you are finding more affordable ways to work out! I used to have a $30/month gym membership, which wasn’t bad but then I moved and the closet LA Fitness was a 25 minute drive… no longer worth it. The gym at our apartment isn’t bad and we are moving at the end of the month to a place that has a fantastic gym, with free weights and yoga balls. All the things I’ve been missing! But I have also been trying to get out, take long walks, run, etc.

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    Chioma
    September 5, 2013 at 9:09 PM

    you look so chich and fit! go girl!

    ~Chioma
    C’s Evolution of Style

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    barefoot duchess
    September 6, 2013 at 4:53 AM

    Work it girl!!

    P.S. Blond suits you perfectly!

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    amy
    September 6, 2013 at 9:49 AM

    love your workout tank. I workout 3 times a week. This week that didn’t happen do to I got sick

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    Jessica
    September 6, 2013 at 3:42 PM

    I am not one to work out, but these darling workout clothes are good motivation to do it! That tank is fab on you!

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    stylishbynature
    September 7, 2013 at 11:34 AM

    You look so stylish during workout too … I am a fitness freak too :)

    ❤ StylishByNature.com

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    AJ
    September 8, 2013 at 7:13 PM

    I love how that tank shows off your back and arms! Having the right workout clothes is very important. Thanks for inspiring me to do a few workout posts soon!

    -AJ
    FitTravelerAJ.com

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    Grace Wainwright
    September 9, 2013 at 9:45 AM

    I absolutely love this workout outfit! I’m a big supporter of fitness. I cycle, kickbox, and do TRX and it always makes me feel like a new woman afterwards. The best is when you’re looking fabulous while doing it (as you do)! Hope you had an awesome weekend, Rachel!

    Have a great day!
    Grace
    A Southern Drawl

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    Brynn
    September 9, 2013 at 7:42 PM

    I’m in desperate need to get my butt in gear again. I think I would be much more motivated if I had some new, cute workout gear. I have new socks and shoes, but my running capris are a few years old, and I usually wear a college tee when I hit the gym. Not my best look… :)

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    ani
    September 19, 2013 at 6:09 AM

    Rachel, you even rock Sport clothes and look fashionable 😉

    ani
    http://www.fleurani.blogspot.de

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